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Comba Park

Staff Pick

Boise Parks and Rec Director Doug Holloway said it used to host "more goatheads ... than all of Boise, including the Foothills." Now, redeveloped and christened Comba Park, the 3.2 acres at 2995 Five Mile Road are a haven for rowdy kids and happy parents. Formally dedicated in August 2014, Comba Park realizes the 14-year dream of Dr. Trudy Comba, who donated the land in West Boise to the city in hopes that it would someday be put in service of local children. The park boasts some of the most innovative features among Boise's public play spaces: 3-D hexagonal climbing structures; spinning tea cups; a multi-story, roped merry-go-round; and a splash pad served by UV-treated potable water. Even cooler, the splash pad is inlaid with a foot-activated piano keyboard. Dance, run, splash or spin, kids are king at Comba.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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